New Feature: Select Multiple Lines in Your WorkFlowy Lists

Originally posted on WorkFlowy Blog:

You can now select multiple items in WorkFlowy. This is one of the most exciting features we’ve released in a long time. For new users, it should just feel obvious, it should clearly work this way. For existing users, it should it should be a great relief.

It was quite complicated to implement, but it greatly improves the ease of managing and re-organizing WorkFlowy lists. Further, it is one of the last major barriers to WorkFlowy feeling like a true text editor, which is one of our overriding goals.

There are a bunch of ways to select things:

  1. Click and drag over all the items you want selected
  2. Hold alt (control/command on Mac) and click to select random items
  3. Hold shift and click to select all items between where the cursor is and your second click
  4. Hold shift and use the arrow keys
  5. Hold control/command and press “a” twice to select all visible…

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iTunes Crashes on Windows 8.1

iTunes Crashes on Windows 8.1

Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted here! =P

Anyway, I just stumbled upon this fix for iTunes crashing almost immediately after launch on Windows 8.1 (might be triggered by launching the iTunes Store?), from a discussion board post on Apple Support Communities by MarkJaco:

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I had this issue. Try copying QTWinMovie.dll from c:\program files (x86)\common files\apple\apple application support to c:\program files (x86)\iTunes. This solution fixed it for me and was easy!

Hopefully this will help you out as well! =)

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RIP Google Reader

RIP Google Reader

“… We understand you may not agree with this decision, but we hope you’ll come to love these alternatives as much as you loved Reader.”

(In other words, we know that you loved Reader and didn’t want to see it go, but, we killed it, so deal with it. ;-)

via http://www.google.com/reader/about/

At least they linked to the AlternativeTo.net page for Google Reader alternatives. ;-)

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Originally posted on Hackaday:

For Christmas, [Lior] received a Baofeng UV5R radio. He didn’t have an amateur radio license, so he decided to use it as a police scanner. Since the schematics were available, he cracked it open and hacked it.

This $40 radio communicates on the 136-174 MHz and 400-480 MHz bands. It uses a one-time programmable microcontroller and the RDA1846 transceiver. With the power traces to the MCU cut, [Lior] was able to send his own signals to the chip over I2C using an Arduino. He also recorded the signals sent by the stock microcontroller during startup, so that he could emulate it with the Arduino.

Once communication was working on an Arduino, [Lior] decided to get rid of the stock microcontroller. He desoldered the chip, leaving exposed pads to solder wires to. Hooking these up to the Arduino gave him a programmable way to control the device. He got his radio license and…

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Apple PowerBook 170

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Apple PowerBook 170, a set on Flickr.

The second acquisition of my recently established vintage computer collection is an Apple PowerBook 170, donated to me by a coworker.

The original power supply was shot, and the NiCd battery had leaked, but I was able to find an alternate power supply and boot it up! Unfortunately, the internal SCSI 40MB drive is no longer recognized by the system, so I’ll need to find an alternative mass storage device (or just stick with the 3.5″ 800K disks that my friends have shared with me).

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Apple IIgs

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Apple IIgs, a set on Flickr.

Inspired by The Byte Cellar (http://www.bytecellar.com/), I’ve just started building my vintage computer collection, starting with the Apple IIgs.

As you can see by the photos in the set, it is in remarkably good condition, and it came with all of the original boxes, manuals, and receipts!

Unfortunately, the original monitor is not functioning correctly (blown capacitors, I assume), so I’ve been using my DLP TV as a monitor. I’ve purchased a DB-15 to HD-15 (RGB to VGA) physical adapter and attempted to hook it up to a LCD monitor, but the scan range produced by the Apple IIgs (15.7khz, iirc) is far below the range of the LCD.

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willwm:

Ooh, this is exciting…especially since the Apple IIgs I recently acquired has a 65c816, which boots in 6502 emulation mode. =)

Originally posted on Hackaday:

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Evern wanted to write your own Atari 2600 games? This won’t get you quite that far, but it will teach you the very basics. It’s an assembly tutorial for the 6502 processor. The nice thing is that you need nothing more than your browser to participate thanks to the embedded JavaScript emulator which acts as assembler, machine, and debugger in one.

The 6502 was in a lot of early equipment. In addition to the previously mentioned Atari they can be found in the Commodore 64, Apple II, and the original NES. You can even find folks building their own computers around the chip these days (most notable to us is the Veronica project). The guide starts off slowly, providing a working program and challenging the reader to play with to code in order to alter the outcomes. It moves on to an overview of registers and instructions, operators…

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